View Full Version : Free Planetarium Software?

2009-Apr-29, 08:17 AM
Does anyone know of a free planetarium software that works with vista, that shows the current position of the planets? Also I can put in my gps co-ordinates.

2009-Apr-29, 09:42 AM
Stellarium, but I haven't used it much.

2009-Apr-30, 06:26 AM
Stellarium is one I use. It will tell you where the planets are, and you can enter your latitude and longitude.

2009-Apr-30, 08:04 AM
Here's a link:

2009-Apr-30, 08:18 PM
Yeah, I guess I could have included that, huh? :doh:

2009-Apr-30, 09:54 PM
Stellarium, as mentioned, and also celestia--they are different, have different capabilities, so you might try both. google "celestia" for their web page--free download, and tons of plugins and scripts.

2009-May-01, 12:07 AM
I have Stellarium on my computer and it's very, very good.

2009-May-01, 10:55 AM
STELLARIUM IS MAD. It has so much depth to it with the data base of objects. I set it to exactly my room in my house at exactly my altitude. + It even shows the amount of light in the afternoon as the sun sets equivalent to outside. But although it so fantastic it cant find the southren cross(not that I need help finding it) probably a northern hemispher based program... anyways thank you all on advising me to this program:D

2009-May-01, 12:50 PM
YW, Maplesyrup! I dunno what Stellarium does, but the southern cross can be found in the constellation Crux. Maybe that's the only way to reference it in Stellarium. Shouldn't be, if so. Maybe we can change that. :)

2009-May-01, 05:34 PM
I have Vista and Stellarium is awesome I had a problem with my video card not being up to date but that was a quick fix, it's a great program and I use it all the time.

2009-May-01, 07:50 PM
Stellarium is so realistic that when I face the ground and then turn it off, something in me fears falling!

2009-May-02, 12:13 PM
thanx hhEb09'1 typed in crux (came up the crux spiral arm) < that the 1?